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Fatal crash involving CT Transit bus closes part of I-84 in West Hartford: State police

State police said there were reported injuries in the crash. Officials did not specify the severity of the injuries.

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — A 59-year-old man from Enfield was killed in a multiple-vehicle crash that involved a CT Transit bus and forced the closure of part of Interstate 84 in West Hartford for several hours Monday morning.

The crash happened just before 5 a.m. near Exit 44 westbound on I-84.

Initial information from police says that a CT Transit bus was stopped in traffic in the right center lane when a 2017 Volvo TT crashed into the back of the bus.

The impact of the bus forced it to hit a tractor-trailer, which also struck the vehicle in front of it. The bus also hit two other vehicles in the rear end. In total, seven vehicles – including a USPS postal truck and two tractor-trailers – were involved in the crash.

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The driver of the Volvo, identified by police as Gary Carter of Enfield, died at the scene.

Other minor injuries were reported.

The Connecticut State Police C.A.R.S Unit (crash reconstruction) is investigating the crash, and the area of I-84 has been shut down at exit 45 for the investigation.

The road has since reopened.

Jennifer Glatz is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. She can be reached at jglatz@fox61.com. 


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